Sharing playlists without Facebook

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Sharing playlists without Facebook

Music Fan
‎2013-04-28 05:29 PM
Hi,
I am a music teacher trying to share playlists with my students. Firstly , is this possible if I am a premium user and they only have basic spotify ? Also, I want to do it without using Facebook at all, for obvious reasons. How is this possible please ?
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Community Legend
‎2013-04-28 05:35 PM

Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

Yes it will work regardless of what subscription plan you are on. 

 

The easiest way for you to share I think is to just give them the link to your playlist, either on paper or via email. You can get the link by right clicking on the playlist name and selecting "Copy HTTP link" or "Copy Spotify URI" they both point to the playlist. When a student clicks on either of these from an email lets say, it will automatically open in their Spotify client. (Or type the HTTP link into a webbrowser, or copies the URI directly into the Spotify search box)

 

Alternatively, but this requires a little more effort you could collect all of your students usernames (but be warned if they have accounts created through Facebook their Spotify usernames will be all numbers) and then you can find them in the client by searching for:

spotify:user:USERNAME

with USERNAME replaced with their Spotify username (Note: Spotify and Facebook Usernames are totally different things!) Once you have followed them you can then send them playlists directly to their Spotify inbox by right clicking on the playlist name, selecting "Share" > "Share with Friend" and then enter their name in the box (with an optional message) > Send.

 

Peter

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Re: Sharing playlists without Facebook

Music Fan
‎2014-06-04 05:44 PM

Hi!

 

My boyfriend doesn't have facebook but he has premium. I have facebook username but dont have premium. I know his spotify username, but when I search after him Spotify says the user cant be found.

I have right clicked the playlist and clicked on share. Then clicked, Send to but I cant find him. Shouldnt this sharing thing work the other way? Or is it because I am connected through my facebook account that I cant share with someone that doesnt have facebook?

 

What can I do to make this work?

I just want to share my playlist with someone that hasnt facebook. I only have an account through facebook.

Thank you for answering soon.

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Community Legend
‎2014-06-04 05:48 PM
You need to find his profile and follow him. Try searching for it by searching for:
spotify:user:hisusername

so for example my profile is:
spotify:user:hammeh

Peter
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Music Lover
‎2015-05-08 10:41 PM

I was able to find a friend by using spotify:user:USERNAME. However, when I try to share something with him, I cannot find him in the SEND tool. Why is this?

 

I am premium, he is not. Will this make a difference?

 

Also, he tried finding me through the same naming covention tool and couldn't find me.

 

Help!

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Gig Goer
‎2015-06-01 09:16 AM
I have this same problem. I have been told you can only share directly with friends via spotify app if they have a Facebook account. Otherwise you just have to send a link. This applies even if you pay for premium. Ridiculous I know.

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Music Fan
‎2015-06-08 04:23 PM

hi, i have premium and have a few friends who are not fb users.  you should be able to share with one another.  i think the premium only comes iinto play if you are sharing a song that is only available via the premium library- they won't be able to hear it if they dont have that access.  

 

otherwise, to share with a non fb user, you need to first find them (enter their spotify username in the search box).  once you find them, follow them.  then, restart spotify.  finally, find the song or playlist you want to share.  when you right click on the song to share it, you can enter their username and it will appear amongst your other fb contacts!  i literally just did this after having issues, so i know its definitely possible.  hope this helps! 

 

enjoy the  music...

Re: Sharing playlists without Facebook

Music Fan
‎2015-08-01 02:53 PM
Yes, it was the restart that was the missing bit!
Thanks

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Music Fan
‎2015-09-04 08:24 AM

Is it not possible to share HTTP link of playlist no more? Like if would like to share publicly? without making any friends in Spotify nor Facebook?

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Music Fan
‎2015-10-28 06:37 PM

How do you restart Spotify?  I've logged out, closed the app and reopened, and I still can't share with non fb friends.  

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